This is my first attempt from my side to upgrade my Shapeoko machine to use more powerful cutting tool like CO2 laser, so am pleased to share it with you all.
i didn’t prepare the instruction document yet but shortly i’ll share it here, I used chine’s components: 52mm focus lenses and two mirrors (45$) , 40w laser tube (98$) and power supply to support 40w (83$) and finally air pump 80watt
Also i created 3D max script to convert paths into Gcode, you will find it useful for both Laser cut and Milling as it generated the 3d paths for the milling purpose.
Resulted Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF5HAF0fg6M
Gethub Source file for the scripts: https://github.com/HMI1973/Shapeoko-3d-max-script/